Monthly Archives: September 2020
Happy with the Change Up
Very little stayed the same from initial thought to what ended up on the plate.
Everything changed around the lamb chops and we moved from a South African Cab Sav to Northern Portugal and a Touriga Nacional to go with it.
It all ended well and we very much enjoyed the wine. Expressive. Smooth and rich with just a touch of oakiness.
Serve it a little cooler than room temp and you’ll really experience the complexity.
When you’re looking for something to serve with spicy meats — this would be a great go to.
I’m going to look for some of the whites from Opta and it’s wine maker, Nuno Cancela de Abreu. I like the style of their wines and the uniqueness of the grapes.
Dao Touriga Nacional by Opta.
Regularly $24.99, on sale for $22.49 when the Goddess of WHine put it in the 3rd mystery case.
On the Hoof
Three for Three
This one is very quickly shaping up to be one of our favourite Rhone Valley vineyards.
The Goddess has directed us to the red and white varietals, and now we get to sample the rose.
Someone described this a funky – well, it does have a really nice edge to it. It’s clean, crisp, nicely dry and sticks around for a nice finish.
This is a certified organic blend of 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache and 10% Syrah and 3 months in the tank with no oak. 3 generations of winemakers on this family estate in one of the coolest microclimates in the south of the Rhone Valley.
Chateau Pesquie Terrasses 2019 AOC Ventoux Rose
Out and About
I’ve been thinking about it
Objects of Attachment
Our great granddaughter, age 5, takes her stuffies wherever she goes.
One report I read tells us that over one half of adults still have their childhood teddy bear. It helps them maintain their psychological well being. Mine is safely tucked away in the bottom right corner of the lower drawer in the dresser.
That made me wonder, If you were heading out, and not sure when you’d be back, what would you take with you?
As the Seasons Change
We were the lucky ones
Our guest, F & L, brought a wonderful wine to go with our lunch. I’ve asked F to review fo us.
I was first introduced to Quail’s Gate Old Vines Foch over 15 years ago and
it remains one of my favourite BC wines ever since. As a member of their
Wine Club a bottle of the Reserve offering is typically included in a number
of their quarterly shipments.
I had the pleasure of sharing the 2017 Reserve with some close friends and
it never fails to impress. One needs to let this wine breath (decant even)
for a short while before indulging. A medium bodied wine, it is smooth on
the palate and conjures up thoughts of dark ripe fruit, coffee and olives.
It has a lingering finish enticing you to take another sip. The (not to be
diminished) non reserve Old Vines Foch is available through the BCLD stores
(SKU: 639625 – $25.99) but the Reserve 2018 is only available from the
winery itself (https://www.quailsgate.com/collection/red-wines/)